Cancer Tip #8 – Study. Learn the language. Having cancer – especially Burkitt’s – requires rapid immersion in a whole new world. There is almost no time to ponder, to consider, to digest. It’s like being an immigrant to a country and not knowing the language, but you have more to figure out than how to order a menu item at Mickey Dee’s in a new language. The easiest way to start is to Google everything and go from there. Think about it – Hickman, catheter, neutropenia, Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC), and hat is just the medical lingo. There insurance, employers, state and federal law; and blah, blah, blah. I’d recommend going to www.liverstrong.org and sign up. I know. I know. Lance Armstrong is a bad man. I don’t care if the guy sold crack in the churchyard, those Livestrong guys do a helluva job educating people. Being lymphoma folks don’t we want our advice from a bloke who knows how to manipulate blood?